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When visiting Mount Desert Island for a Maine vacation or getaway, Southwest Harbor or Bass Harbor make an ideal destination on the quiet side. These two small seaside towns are settled on the more remote, southwest end of Mount Desert Island, ideal for those looking for peace and solitude, while keeping a visit to nearby Acadia National Park on the itinerary. Slightly larger than nearby Northeast Harbor, yet smaller than Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor is a beautiful boating center with its share of great little shops and restaurants serving Maine lobster and fresh seafood by the waterfront and in town. This popular yachting harbor is home to Hinckley Boat manufacturer, the beautiful hand crafted Maine sailiboats and motor yachts are designed, built and repaired here, since 1928, along with other rmajor Maine boat builders. You will see many million-dollar Hinckley picnic boats moored in Southwest Harbor, or cruising out to the Atlantic with their unique jet power. The US Coast Guard is stationed here, and the town celebrates summer with a Flamingo Fest - very fun. Nearby is Bass Harbor, home to a beautiful Maine lighthouse, the 1858 Bass Harbor Headlight, perched prominently on the southern tip of Mount Desert island. For those really interested in the remote atmosphere of Mount Desert Island, you may find Bass Harbor ideal  for where to stay, only a mile away from Southwest Harbor.

 

Gold Featured Lodging Properties

Kingsleigh Inn

Kingsleigh Inn Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn | Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! 373 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-5302

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Penury Hall

Penury Hall Southwest Harbor
Penury Hall | Southwest Harbor
A historic property built in 1830. We enjoy sharing our love of fine arts, antiques, gardening, books, sailing and more with our guests. Private baths of course and breakfast ranges from Pancakes to Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Waffles, Omelets and more. Located on the "Quiet Side" of Mt. Desert Island (away from busy Bar Harbor) we are less than a half-mile from many of the attractions of Acadia National Park. We look forward to adding you to our extended family. And... you don't have to do the dishes. 374 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-7102

The Inn at Southwest

The Inn at Southwest Southwest Harbor
The Inn at Southwest | Southwest Harbor
Overlooking the serene waters of Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines elegant Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the marina, and lobster wharves. The inn is located only 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and afternoon tea on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island! 371 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-3835

This historic Inn is an 1870's Victorian bed and breakfast, situated atop Dirigo Hill and overlooking the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor - near Bar Harbor and world famous Acadia National Park. The Inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas and lobster wharves. Beautifully appointed vacation rental waterfront suites cottages and apartments, directly on the harbor, have been recently added with the acquisition of Pier One. A wonderfully informal and casual bed and breakfast. 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-5738

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The Inn consists of five separate buildings on 15 acres located 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor and 2 miles from Acadia National Park entrance. The hotel is within minutes to popular activities such as kayaking, biking, nature cruises, whale watching, golfing and hiking. An ideal place to stay when visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This Bar Harbor hotel offers amenities such as complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated pool, Cable TV, Hi-Speed internet access, convenient exterior room entrances and more. Great rates and Vacation Packages. 452 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5823

The Bayview

The Bayview Bar Harbor
The Bayview | Bar Harbor
Located on Frenchman's Bay, The Bayview offers spectacular views from our oceanfront hotel with private balconies or our ocean view townhomes and private house. Oceanside outdoor heated pool, indoor pool, tennis and exercise facilities available at the adjacent Atlantic Oakes, complimentary in-town shuttle service, wireless internet, breakfast included and personalized friendly service. A top 10 Trip Advisor winner in the luxury hotel category in the US and top 100 in the world. 111 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5861

Days Inn Bar Harbor | Bar Harbor
This Days Inn Hotel is ideally situated off Route 3 in Bar Harbor, near Acadia National Park, offering great value and clean comfortable ocean view rooms for your stay. Free Daybreak continental breakfast, free wifi and a free newspaper are few of the conveniences along with free easy parking for your car or RV. Non-smoking, pet-friendly, and handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our hotel. 120 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-3321

Kimball Terrace Inn

Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor
Kimball Terrace Inn | Northeast Harbor
We offer 70 spacious rooms with two double beds, private bath, color TVs, AC and phones. 52 rooms have sliding glass doors opening on to patios or private balconies overlooking the Northeast Harbor Yacht Marina. Located just minutes from Acadia National Park and 11 miles to Bar Harbor. Nearby enjoy hiking, boating, golf and tennis. The Main Sail Restaurant, part of our complex is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy dining or cocktails on our outside deck overlooking the Yacht Marina. 10 Huntington Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine 207-276-3383

West Street Hotel

West Street Hotel Bar Harbor
West Street Hotel | Bar Harbor
The newest hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Bar Harbor, The West Street Hotel is a deluxe boutique hotel with nautical themed guestrooms offering ocean and harbor views from private balconies. Wifi, flat screen TVs and iPod docks and in room fridge complete your comfort. There is even an adult only rooftop pool with extraordinary vistas of Frenchman's Bay. Guests of the West Side Hotel have privileged access to the Bar Harbor Club next door, this is Maine’s most scenic and historic private club with a full service The Spa, fitness center, tennis courts and oceanfront pool and jacuzzi. 50 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-0825

Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. 952 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine 207-667-8452

Aysgarth Station

Aysgarth Station Bar Harbor
Aysgarth Station | Bar Harbor
Year-round accommodations in downtown Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island. Offering New England hospitality and quiet comfort in a uniquely casual atmosphere. Only a short stroll to the harbor, many distinctive shops, an abundance of eateries and the Shore Path ocean-front walk, and only minutes away from Acadia National Park. Many activities are calling... enjoy the incredible beauty of Acadia National Park, rent a bike, walk the famous Shore Path, or take a day trip to the islands surrounding us. 20 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-9655

Harborside Hotel

Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor
Harborside Hotel | Bar Harbor
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor, just moments from the natural splendor of Acadia National Park, it's the perfect coastal, luxury destination. We offer a full-service spa, exercise room, marina, ocean side pool and tennis. AAA Four Diamond fine dining. The hotel has 187 deluxe guest rooms and suites. Just footsteps away from shopping, lobster pounds, restaurants and whale watching, The Harborside is sure to exceed your vacation expectations. 55 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5033

Bass Harbor Area

Bass Harbor Oceanfront House Rental
Bass Harbor Campground l 207-244-5857

Bass Harbor Cottages and Country Inn l 207-244-3460

Bass Harbor Gables l 207-244-3699

Bass Harbor Guest House l 207-244-7959

Bass Harbor Inn l 207-244-5157

Little Island House l 207-266-0827

Willows on Bass Harbor l 207-244-0512

 

Southwest Harbor Area

Acadia Cabins l 207-244-5388

Ann's Point Cottages l 207-244-5425

Birches,  l 207-244-5182

Claremont Hotel l 207-244-5036

Clark Point Inn l 207-244-9828

The Harbour Cottage Inn l 207-207-244-5738

Harbor View Motel and Cottages l 207-244-5031

Inn at Southwest l 207-244-3835

Island House l 207-244-5180

Island Watch Bed and Breakfast l 207-244-7229

Kingsleigh Inn  l 207-244-5302

The Moorings Inn and Cottages l 207-244-5523

Penury Hall Bed and Breakfast l 207-244-7102

Sunset Cottages - West Tremont l 207-244-3760

 

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